The advent of the MSX standard marks a significant step forward in the world of home computing. It offers many exciting opportunities for programmers and users.
MSX Computers have many advanced features such as sprites and sound. If you wish to take full advantage of these facilities then you will need to program in Machine Code.
The book assumes that you have no knowledge of Machine Code. It begins by explaining the Machine Code equivalents of the main BASIC instructions such as A=, IF, FOR/NEXT, PRINT, GOTO, GOSUB, ADDITION and SUBTRACTION. It goes on to describe in great detail the individual routines of a simple Space Invader game and how these routines are linked. Finally you will be shown a few routines which can be used with BASIC programs. There are also a number of questions throughout the book which will test your knowledge of Machine Code programming.
Lean how easy it is to incorporate Machine code routines within your BASIC programs
Use Machine Code to create stunning sound and graphics
Design you own characters and sprites with two sophisticated programs.
Whether you simply wish to write a routine to enhance your BASIC programs or to write a fully-fledged Machine Code program, you will find this book extremely useful. It removes the theory surrounding Machine Code, presenting it in a way that is both practical and enjoyable to learn.